B.A. Science (5-12, Biological Science) Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Fundamentals of Foundational Perspectives of Education3
Foundations of College Mathematics3
English Composition I3
English Composition II3
Introduction to Biology3
Introduction to Biology Lab1
College Algebra4
Probability and Statistics I4
Integrated Physical Sciences3
Integrated Physical Sciences Lab1
Elements of Effective Communication2
Application of Effective Communication1
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry Laboratory I1
General Chemistry II4
General Chemistry Laboratory II1
Literature, Arts and the Humanities2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation2
U.S. Government and Constitution3
Principles of Biology5
General Education Social Science: Analysis and Applications2
General Education Social Science1
Fundamentals of Science, Technology and Society2
Applications of Science, Technology, and Society3
Interdisciplinary Biological Science6
Biology: Content Knowledge7
Fundamentals of Educational Psychology3
Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners3
Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation3
Educational Assessment3
Introduction to Pre-Clinical Experiences3
Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation3
Instructional Planning and Presentation2
Application of Instructional Planning and Presentation in Science1
Pre-Clinical Experiences in Science3
Science Teaching and Learning4
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 1 and 23
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 3 and Midterm3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 4 and 53
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 6 and Final3
Teacher Work Sample in Science2
Professional Portfolio1
Cohort Seminar3